1964 and two days before St. Patrick’s Day, so the Liffey might not have been too bad but cold, wind, rain, and “weather” were all likely! We’ve seen this scene before from different angles, and my favourite is looking in the opposite direction up at the magnificent Christ Church!
Photographer: James P. O'Dea
Collection: O’Dea Photograph Collection
Date: Sunday, 15 March 1964
NLI Ref.: ODEA 38/36
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
quite a car collection, Ford Anglia ..... a mistake since pencil touched design board.
15 March 1964 was a Sunday . . . I wonder where else Mr O'Dea went that day.
Beware the Ides of March.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove 3 Ford Anglias. 2 Volkswagen Beetles. 1 Austin Mini 1 Austin A30/35. 1 Ford Popular. 1 Fiat 600. 1 Vauxhall Victor Estate and a Hillman Minx Edit Delete 1 Anglia and replace with Ford Consul. Fiat 600 may be a NSU and Vauxhall could be an Opel(Very similar in shape and styling.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ 👍👍👍
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] I think your Vauxhall is an Opel Rekord P2 'Caravan' - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opel_Rekord_P2 And I am not convinced with the Fiat 600; the rear pillars are too thin - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_600 Possibly an East German import full of Cold War spies?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Well, both Opel and Vauxhall sold their versions of the same car in Ireland at the time, hard to tell the difference between them.
Flickr sometimes helps ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/40819808453/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9496671588/
I think the odd one "??" is a NSU Prinz - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/34400713060/] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSU_Prinz Ed. Short history of NSU in Ireland - www.kilkennymotorclub.com/2011/02/14/nsu-ireland-new-webs...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Very similar in shape and style Rekord and Victor.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I think your NSU identafication is closer that my Fiat 600.
Architecture of Dublin
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/24282897162 and the back of the buildings photographed That awning to the far left building seems to have stood the test of time
Architecture of Dublin
and the exact reverse of the photo in 1968 from the Dublin City Council library [www.dublincity.ie/image/libraries/004-winetavern-street]
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia The Prinz came in two versions also, actually had the later one
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia My bad, the air intakes were in the engine hood. What about a Prinz 4?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I remember comparing the Record and the Victor parked side by side and couldn't see any real difference between them, they even had the same colour upholstery. Eventually the Vauxhall was withdrawn from the Irish market, possibly due to a perceived difference in build quality. Still don't sell Vauxhall here.
Here's a nostalgic video from the same era, but driving up Winetavern St. Around 9:15 youtu.be/o_6pNfs3HAQ
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] It's my understanding that sometime in the early '80s GM decided to keep Vauxhall as a nameplate for the UK only because fleet buyers there wanted a "British" car, not a "German" Opel. I think the Astra is the only model still (and long standing) built in two factories and Irish-market ones, while branded Opel, are made in the Ellesmere Port Vauxhall factory (as were Australia-bound Holden branded Astras) because it made sense to concentrate all right-hand-drive production there. Thus far PSA/Stellantis has kept the same policy. Easy way to tell a '60s Rekord/Victor apart is that if it's a two-door it's an Opel. Vauxhall Victors were always 4/5-door cars